Georgian Handmade, Scotch Tradition Handmade
Cream White (S30), Burnt Almond Ironspot (SIS21-22)
Carters Grove, Oxford Rose
Bricks are resilient.
Bricks are weather and age-proof, able to withstand even the harshest conditions, from severe marine environments and cyclones, to wild fire prone areas. This makes Bricks the perfect solution for North America’s harsh climatic conditions.
Bricks are also termite resistant because termites can’t eat bricks. If you build a full brick home, with a steel roof frame, on a concrete slab, your home will be termite resistant for all structural elements.
Bricks are maintenance free.
Bricks do not require any painting, coating or varnishing in order to maintain their aesthetics and durability, unlike other building materials. Long-lasting brick is completely weatherproof, even in extreme conditions such as storms, and because bricks do not contain plant matter they are resistant to pests and won’t decay in hot or humid conditions.
Bricks are fireproof.
Bricks are non-combustible and don’t assist the spread of fire, making them ideal for building in wild fire-prone areas. Clay bricks normally don’t suffer any structural damage after a fire and can be re-used even as load bearing walls.
Bricks alone don’t fire proof a building but are not like timber and plastic which are flammable, and glass that shatters in the heat. Building in brick ensures a strong foundation for protecting your investment.
Bricks come in styles to suit any building project.
Time and time again, brick has continued to be a popular building material choice among architects and designers because of its design flexibility, strong structural capabilities, and intricate detailing.
Whether you intend to build a contemporary cliff-top retreat, inner-city living/work terrace, school, art gallery or heritage restoration project, there are bricks to suit any building style. There are now over hundreds of brick colors to choose from and many different finishes from sleek glossy blacks and metallics to rough-hewn rustic bricks with a hand-crafted appearance.
Bricks act as a sound barrier.
Whether between rooms within a home or from outside noise, brick provides superior sound insulation. So, whether it’s the garbage truck outside at 5am or your teenager’s drum kit at 11pm, you can enjoy more peace and quiet in your own home.
Bricks are long-lasting.
Once it’s built, your brick home remains weatherproof and age proof, with minimal upkeep. Brick doesn’t get tired like other man-made materials, giving you both a sound mind and a sound home.
Bricks help save energy.
Bricks provide human thermal comfort. Bricks are high density materials, meaning they have an ability to effectively absorb and store heat energy keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Correct use of thermal mass moderates internal temperatures, averaging out day and night temperature extremes, which makes a massive difference to your comfort, and reduces energy bills.
Brick is the healthy, natural building material.
Brick is manufactured from naturally occurring materials and do not emit volatile organic compounds as many lightweight products can.
With virtually no emissions and high thermal mass, brick is the right choice for the health conscious as it caters for those with acute allergies or sensitivity to weather.
Not only is brick better for your health, but it’s also better for our planet. The shale and clay that bricks are made from is naturally abundant, so brick is an environmentally sensitive option. They can be reused, keeping their original properties and features intact, or even recycled. And, because bricks do not contain harsh chemicals, plastics or artificial compounds, brick homes are healthy environments to live in.
Glen-Gery Promotes Lara Robertson to Vice President – Design & Distributor Sales
WYOMISSING, Pa. – June 22, 2020 – Glen-Gery is pleased to announce the promotion of Lara Robertson to the position of Vice President, Design and Distributor Sales. In her new role, Lara will continue to leverage the Glen-Gery design and business development efforts to drive sales and will now add responsibility for management of the distributor sales teams that support our customers nationwide.
Lara joined Glen-Gery in August 2019 from Brickworks Australia as Director, Design and Business Development. Lara has led the efforts to launch the Company’s first Design Studios in the United States, which are scheduled to open later this year. Lara has been instrumental in building and elevating the contribution of the business development group by strengthening the value of education and inspiration to the architectural and design communities. The group has generated many opportunities for Glen-Gery and its distributor partners.
In addition to her current team, reporting to Lara will be Pete Mohl and Jamie Desautels, Directors of Distributor Sales for the West and East. Lara will work closely with Eric Barnhart, Director Distribution and Customer Service; Tony Moore, Director MSCs and Home Builders; and Chad Thoman, Manager Pricing. Lara embodies the Brickworks values and leads by example. Her passion and commitment to the Company vision over the past eight (8) years is infectious. Lara has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Ceramics Sciences and Engineering and has recently completed her Executive Masters of Business Administration.